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    I'm showing mail to a user "lling" going to the catchall account. Usually the system will reject mail to unknown users and there is no "lling" on our system as a user. I'm wondering how I can blacklist these mails or have the system reject these just like any other non-user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msheean View Post
    I'm showing mail to a user "lling" going to the catchall account. Usually the system will reject mail to unknown users and there is no "lling" on our system as a user. I'm wondering how I can blacklist these mails or have the system reject these just like any other non-user.
    You have a contradiction in terms in that statement. You can't have a 'catchall' account and at the same time reject mail to unknown users, by definition the 'catchall' will catch all the email coming into the system and that's why spammers love them.
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    Yeah that makes sense. There are tons of messages in the logs being rejected because they are sent to non-existent accounts. However this one non-existent account "lling" goes to the catchall. I would think that would be rejected too.

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    It looks like the problem has to do with our domain name setup. Our server is set up as mail.domain.com but should be just domain.com. If I send mail to a non-existent user joeschmod@mail.domain.com it goes to the catchall. If I send to joeschmoe@domain.com it gets rejected properly. This server was set up this way before my time. Hard to change to just "domain.com" now. Dang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msheean View Post
    Hard to change to just "domain.com" now. Dang!
    Actually renaming the domain is very easy, go to the Zimbra :: Wiki and search for 'renameDomain'. Obviously that will depend on your current domain set-up and comes with the usual advice about backing up your server before making any drastic changes.
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